Owain Jones

France ran in five tries to secure a bonus point victory over Romania at the Olympic Stadium – Watch official World Cup highlights here. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.…

Louis Picamoles

France kicked off their World Cup campaign with a comfortable win over Italy at Twickenham, where they used the boot of Frederic Michalak to drum up a comfortable 15-3 lead…

France opened their tournament account with a victory over Italy at Twickenham – Watch official World Cup highlights here. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.

John Smit

John Smit played in three World Cups, winning 111 caps for South Africa and lifting the 2007 trophy after defeating England in the final in Paris. After two years in…

Rugby maul

The full-on Friendly. When Ireland faced Wales on Saturday it felt as though the Rugby World Cup had started early. The fitness sessions were over, the training bibs were back…

Sam Warburton

This may not be the squad Warren Gatland pick tomorrow at midday but it’s the squad we believe he should pick. Sadly there is no place for Eli Walker, Matthew…

Stuart Lancaster

This isn’t the squad Stuart Lancaster will pick tomorrow afternoon at 1.45pm. It’s the squad we believe he should pick. There is no place for Nick Easter, Danny Cipriani or…

He’s the second-most capped Wallaby forward of all-time and was the youngest player to reach 100 caps ever at just 29, so when new Wasps signing George Smith says he’s…

Richie McCaw

The first weekend of Rugby Championship action gave rugby watchers their first chance to see what sort of shape four of the world’s top 10 sides were in with the…

Dan Cole

They’ll be the first to tell you, but the tighthead is one of the most important positions on the pitch. The anchor of the pack and a crucial cog at…